Budgets are submitted by chartered student organizations and reviewed by the Finance Committee during scheduled budget hearings. The Finance Committee will review all the requests and make revisions to the budget requests based on the merits of the request, the needs of the organization, and the funding available. After deliberations, the Finance Committee forwards a balanced budget to the GPSA Council where the Council votes on the budget. Finally, the GPSA President must sign off on a balanced budget no later than early April. The budget allocations will be dispersed at the start of the fiscal year (July 1) and any allocated funding that is unused will revert to the GPSA General Fund at the end of the fiscal year and will be eventually be distributed again to student organizations.
Eligibility for the GPSA Annual Budget Process
Be a chartered Student Organization through the Student Activities Center
- Have active graduate and/or professional student membership
- May NOT be an RDSA/RGSA that directly applies for and receives GPSA PB (Pro-rated Benefit) Funding
Use of GPSA Budget Funds
Annual budget funding is primarily intended for:
- Operational expenses (advertising, copying, office supplies, recruitment materials, and equipment, etc.)
- Reoccurring costs
Budget funding is NOT intended for:
- One-time events
- Rainy day funds
In order to receive a budget application and packet, organizations need to attend a GPSA Budget Workshop. After attending a workshop, organizations will receive an application via email.
Applications are due by the date listed below, with no exceptions.
FY23 Budget Process Timeline
|Budget Workshop 1||2/1/22||6:00 p.m. (MT)||Notice|
|Budget Workshop 2||2/5/22||9:00 a.m. (MT)||Notice|
|Budget Workshop 3||2/8/22||6:00 p.m. (MT)||Notice|
|Budget Application Deadline||2/18/22||11:59 p.m. (MT)|
|Hearing Schedule Announced||2/21/22||11:59 p.m. (MT)||Notice|
|Deadline to Request Schedule Change||2/25/22||11:59 p.m. (MT)|
|Budget Hearings and Deliberations||3/5/22||9:00 a.m. (MT)||Minutes|
|Finance Committee Recommendations Announced||3/7/22||12:00 p.m. (MT)|
|Council Consideration of Fiscal Year Budget||3/26/22||12:00 p.m. (MT)|
|FY23 Begins||7/1/22||12:00 a.m. (MT)|
FY23 Budget - Recommendations
The following FY23 student organization budgets were approved by the Finance Committee on Saturday, March 5, 2022. The recommended budget amounts were presented and approved by GPSA Council for final approval on Saturday, March 26, 2022.
|American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts||$302|
|Bangladeshi Student Association||$1000|
|Bengal United Sports Club||$960|
|Chinese Students and Scholars Association||$995|
|GPSA General Government||$104,586|
|GPSA Court of Review||$5,226|
|High Desert Linguistics Society||$503|
|Institute of Transportation Engineers||$503|
|Iranian Student Association||$995|
|Lobo Hockey Club||$503|
|Minorities and Philosophy||$503|
|Oncology Interest Group||$503|
|Orthosurgery Interest Group||$503|
For questions about chartering a student organization contact the Student Activities Center (SAC) at 277-4706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request information about a budget breakdown or to learn about setting up and utilizing a university account for a student organization, contact the Student Government Accounting Office (SGAO) at 277-7888 or email@example.com. SGAO is located in SUB 1018 and the mail stop code is MSCO3 2210.
For information specifically about GPSA funding for a student organization contact the Finance Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the GPSA Office at 277-3803.